Park Cities People alumna Claire St. Amant broke the news this afternoon. Which means I get to spend my evening policing the comments below this post. Oh, happy day.
The Romos put themselves into this pickle when they filed the lawsuit, yet they aren’t stupid people. I am guessing that either they have been poorly advised or they have a bombshell recording or email exchange of their own that proves some kind of extortion attempt on the part of the parents or serious lying by the girl.
All the lawyers involved must be delighted.
While the girl’s family has stated they wouldn’t have filed a civil suit if they weren’t provoked, we can’t know if they’re being truthful about that. Maybe they always intended to file a civil suit and the Romos knew that and that fed into their desire to get ahead of it, as well as giving them more conviction that the girl was in it for the money.
When I read that Charla Aldous is involved, it doesn’t make me think the accusation is more credible. It makes me think they are more aggressively going after money and bringing in the big guns to do it.
He had his best level of PR at the no-bill, which many interpreted as his being innocent; he should have started his life from there. Instead he has chosen for the public to be reminded of all the stuff, true or not, that has been discussed here and elsewhere since Halloween, i.e., that he was a well-off, over-aged senior who risked a promising baseball career by breaking the HPISD rules for athletes in going to this particular concert, and who picked up an intoxicated minor and had unprotected sex with her in the back seat of his large SUV, barely avoiding committing statutory rape, and knew enough to offer to get her a morning-after pill, and who had friends who would threaten the accuser until she switched schools.
Time will tell whether the Romos took the correct action. As you point out, each side understandably believes their own kid. Yet only the accused and accuser were there in the back seat, so no parent can know for sure.
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